The Willink School

The Willink School

Teacher Training (School Direct)


Teacher Training (Schools Direct)

Welcome to the Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership, which comprises of Little Heath School, Prospect School, The Hurst Community College, Theale GreenThe Wren  and The Willink as Lead School. As a Partnership, we pride ourselves on our teaching and the strength of our teacher training programmes.  We have many years' experience supporting trainee teachers with our talented ITT coordinators, mentors and supportive Leadership teams.  Successful School Direct trainees will be based in one school, but will meet with other trainees across the Partnership and have the opportunity of placements in our variety of different educational settings.

 School Direct is a one year programme that enables aspirant teachers to train full-time in schools.  For further details on School Direct please access the Teaching Agency's website:

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The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership is working with the University of Reading as a training provider, an alliance that is well established, strong and successful.  The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership have a great deal of experience supporting trainee teachers with the University of Reading; many trainees continue at our schools after their Initial Teacher Training, completing their NQT years and developing their careers further.  For more details on the University of Reading and School Direct please click here:

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For entry in 2019-2020, the Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership will be offering places in the following subjects: 

English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music, PE, Computer Science, MFL, History, RE and Geography


There are strict application criteria for applicants to this programme.  All applicants must have GCSE A*-C passes in GCSE Mathematics and English; have a second class upper division degree (or better) in a relevant subject (certain subjects may have some flexibility on this).

The Two Counties Teacher Training Partnership offers a number of benefits where appropriate. For an information pack, please contact:

Sonia Edwards

Prospect School

0118 959 0466

Laura Billingham

The Hurst Community College

0118 981 7474


Sarah-Jane Bee

Little Heath School

0118 942 7337

Aysha Stone

The Willink School

0118 983 2030


Mrs Sarah Page

Theale Green School

0118 930 2741

Bessie O’Brien

The Wren School

0118 959 1868